This Week

Valentine’s Day!

I got Joey an ice cream of the month subscription, he got me a craft beer of the month subscription, we both wrote “TABLES TONIGHT!” in our cards, I got a mid-day flower delivery and we had an epic dinner.

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Just know this stuffed chicken was incredible and I ate a strawberry “pocket pie” that tasted like Captain Crunch Berries in the best possible way.

Joey and I booked a trip to Nashville!

We don’t actually know where we’re gonna stay or what we’re gonna do, but we do have plane tickets so that seems like a step in the right direction.

I dreamt I went to a twenty one pilots concert?

I guess I did just see them at the Grammys so maybe they were on the brain?  P.S. It greatly pains me that they use all lower-case letters in their band name.

I made a savory breakfast.

Who am I?  Though I usually go for savory when we go out, my weekday at-home breakfasts are always of the sweet oatmeal variety.  But I really wanted to use up this 5-Minute Magic Green Sauce I made last week and actually this was very very delicious.

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I bought the newest Lumineers album.

Yeah, I know it came out a while ago, but I’ve been loving that “Angela” song on the radio so I figured I’d bite the bullet and buy the whole thing.  It’s pretty good, though the three songs that have made it to the radio are the most upbeat it gets.

I remembered we finished watching The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Over the weekend!  And I didn’t even say anything about it in my weekend post!  Two things that totally sickened me: the way Marcia Clark was treated and the fact that Mark Fuhrman didn’t have to change his name and move to Antarctica.  He’s literally on tape saying the most heinously racist things and instead of being shunned by the entire world, HE’S ON FOX NEWS??  This is majorly disappointing.

I ditched Thursday night yoga to join my family for dinner.

Back when I lived at home, my mom used to do a salad bar for dinner and turns out, she still does that!  Or she did last night at least 🙂  I shoulda got a picture of all the stuff she had set out, but how great does this loaded salad look??

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My mom got me a Valentine’s gift!

Where my list makers at?!  She requested that I use this notebook to make a list of the lists I make, ha!

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I’m feeling so so glad it’s Friday.  Are you with me?!

Weekend Things

This weekend I…

Treated myself to a green smoothie and a giant not-so-green muffin.

While sitting next to a man who was on the phone telling someone else about yet another person who “hasn’t dreamed in 10 years.”  Which I find so odd because I have multiple, very vivid dreams every.single.night.

Saw Argo.

I thought it was really good.  Spoiler Alert: Ben Affleck looks good with a serious beard.  And I saw about 5 really promising-looking movie previews. 

Spent too much money on seasonal candles (again).

One of them might just be called “Merry Mistletoe.”  Too soon?

Drove all the way into Boulder to eat at Mod Market (again).

Help me.  And I got the same exact meal combo (half Fall Cobb salad, half Cashew Butternut soup) that I’ve had the past 3 times I’ve gone.  Really, help me.  Sadly the salad was not at it’s best.

Laughed SO hard at this book while standing inside Barnes and Noble.

Joey actually had to close it and lead me away to the real literature.  But I googled the book later and relived the humor in the privacy of my own home.

Woke up at 6:30 AM on Sunday.

What’s the point of “falling back” if you wake up extra early?  This should not be allowed.

Ate brown butter banana waffles and remembered why we almost never make waffles.

Not because they weren’t delicious (because they absolutely were!) and not because it was too much work (because I sat on the couch and did nothing to help), but because they took Joey seriously two hours to make.  I think those two trips to the grocery store may have been the cause.  I’m grateful to have someone make me breakfast regardless of how long it takes, though.

Returned the favor and cooked Joey a special dinner.

I rarely make shrimp paprika but when I do it’s… well, special.  Special because it involves shrimp, homemade dumplings and a creamy paprika sauce that we both licked from our plates.  And special for me because I got to be in the kitchen instead of watching the Cowboys game.  Yay!

I was kind of in a funk this weekend (and apparently barely took any pictures) but I’m ready to turn it around and start fresh.  That’s the only good thing about Mondays, right?

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Complete the sentence: “This weekend I…”

What did you do with your extra hour yesterday?

Do you dream often?